Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson has been chief football writer for The Age since 1999. She was the first woman to cover Australian Rules football on a full-time basis and the first woman to win the AFL's gold media award. She has won the AFL Players Association's football writer of the year (1999) and the AFL Media Association's most outstanding football writer and most outstanding feature writer (2000, 2003, 2005). She also won a Melbourne Press Club Quill Award in 2003.

Fate of Guy McKenna and Brenton Sanderson shows shift in power base

Suns coach Guy McKenna

Caroline Wilson Far from feeling rushed or even emboldened by Adelaide's clumsy handling of the dismissal of coach Brenton Sanderson, Gold Coast should regard the Crows' actions as a cautionary tale.

Brenton Sanderson failed to win Mark Ricciuto's heart

Adelaide football director Mark Ricciuto.

Caroline Wilson Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson was sacked after he failed to win the faith of the club’s influential football director Mark Ricciuto.

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When James Hird caught up with a few of his fellow senior coaches

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson James Hird's breakthrough first meeting with a somewhat threadbare group of senior AFL coaches underlined again the exiled Bomber's deep personal dislike of Andrew Demetriou and a threatening regime...

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Full-time CEO, skills boost in coaching changes

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson and Richmond coach Damien Hardwick arrive.

Caroline Wilson Premiership coaches Alastair Clarkson and John Longmire along with Fremantle's Ross Lyon have stepped onto the coaches' board.

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AFL coaches back push to introduce coaching entry rules

Hawthorns coach Alastair Clarkson

Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson's push to legislate against unqualified coaches has gained momentum.

The stress test

Caroline-Wilson-sport-dinks

Caroline Wilson All AFL coaches will deal with pressure their own way, or be dealt with.

Ablett's aspect brightens

Caroline Wilson Gary Ablett has grown in his role at Gold Coast to the great benefit of the young club.

Ratten pulls out of contention for Port Adelaide job

Brett Ratten.

Caroline Wilson Port Adelaide's dire situation has been further underlined with sacked Carlton coach Brett Ratten withdrawing his application for the job.

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Suns chief defends McKenna

Gold Coast Suns.

Caroline Wilson Gold Coast chief Travis Auld calls for patience following yet another dismal performance by his club.

Suns hope to see a Blight new dawn

Malcolm Blight.

Jared Lynch, Caroline Wilson and Will Brodie Dual Adelaide premiership coach will now oversee Suns coach Guy McKenna.

Watters set to burst Saints' bubble

Ambitions for change: St Kilda coach Scott Watters is keen to take the club to new heights.

Caroline Wilson St Kilda's new coach was an admirer of the team before he arrived - and hasn't been disappointed with what he's found - but there will be changes.

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Tigers need to act early - not rashly

Damien Hardwick

Caroline Wilson That Damien Hardwick will soon be offered a contract extension at Richmond is certain.

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Brown expected to be dropped from leadership group

Campbell Brown

Caroline Wilson Campbell Brown expected to be replaced by Michael Rischitelli as deputy vice-captain.

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